Instructors

Yoga 101 only chooses instructors that are the best of the best. See below for more details on the people that make Yoga 101 amazing.

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    Sarah Tuohy

    I started practicing yoga in 2015 after I graduated college and started working full time in collegiate athletics. Growing up I was always surrounded by sports and physical activity. I came to my first hot yoga class out of a challenge from my family who told me “I wasn’t flexible enough to do yoga.” After my first couple of classes I fell in love with the cardiovascular challenge that didn’t have the high impact side effects on my body like I was seeing with basketball and running. It was refreshing to stand in a hot room and work hard for an hour and not have a scoreboard telling me if I won or lost. As I moved from state to state for my job, I kept practicing different styles of hot yoga and eventually decided to earn my 200 hour power yoga certification and my yoga sculpt certification while I was living in Boston. I currently work at the University of Evansville in the athletic department where the student-athletes inspire me and my practice daily. If you take one of my classes, you can expect a challenging and creative sequence that will target your entire body and help build your mental and physical strength on and off the mat.

    200 Hr RYT Certified

    Yoga Sculpt Certified

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      Jenni Juhl

      I began practicing yoga in 2001.  I started with DVDs since there were no yoga studios close to where I lived.  When I moved to the Evansville area in 2003 I was so excited to find Yoga 101.  I absolutely fell in love with not only hot yoga but also the studio itself.  I began teaching in 2006.  When I first started practicing  hot yoga it was definitely for the "workout" aspect but over time it became something that has created more awareness in myself both in how I treat myself and how I see and relate to others.  I have met so many wonderful people both at 101, in the community and around the country who have helped and inspired me along my journey.  I feel very fortunate to be able to share my excitement and love of yoga with others.

      200 Hr RYT Certified

      Baptiste Level 1 Certified

      Baptiste Art of Assisting

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        Nicole Tibbs

        I discovered Hot Yoga in the summer of 2000. I fell in love with the practice instantly. No other form of exercise had ever brought to the surface so much of who I am. All of my Strengths and weaknesses were laid before me within my first few classes. Although I first began because of the physical challenge that it presented I discovered very quickly how all encompassing this practice is. I discovered myself. I reconnected with my spirit as I became more in tune with my body. In 2001, I spent 9 weeks in Los Angeles at the Bikram's Yoga College of India for my first Yoga teacher training and over the next few years I had the opportunity to to travel with my teacher Jimmy Barkan, assisting him at posture clinics and workshops. I love teaching students of all levels and get so excited witnessing other people experience the life changing transformational power of this practice!

        200 Hr Hot Yoga teacher training

        Bikram's Yoga College of India 500 hours 2001

        Barkan Method level II Hot Vinyasa Flow teacher training 2003

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          Elizabeth Hiett

          My first yoga class was at Yoga 101 more than 10 years ago, and I was hooked. I have never found any other way to move my body that challenges me physically, mentally and spiritually like hot yoga does. As I get older it has helped me stay in shape, keep me calm and focused, and refresh my spirit. I feel like I am my authentic self in the hot yoga room because you really can't fake it in there. I chose to get my yoga teacher certification to help introduce other people to their authentic self in the room. Besides practicing yoga, the biggest joys in life are my three wonderful sons!

          200 Hr CYT Certified

          • Kristalyn Shefveland - Yoga 101 Evansville

            Kristalyn Shefveland

            My yoga practice began in 1999 with vinyasa yoga and blossomed into a regular Ashtanga practice in 2003. I credit yoga as the light that gets me through the stresses of a busy life and I greatly enjoy being able to share that light with my friends, family, and my community. I have dabbled in many areas of yoga study but found Hot Yoga in 2008 and completed my 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification in December 2013.  I love to practice and teach in ways that benefit a strong yoga practice that melts away tension and opens up the body to a vigorous but enriching physical practice that brings peace of mind. My favorite personal practice is vinyasa hot flow.

            200 Hr CYT Certified

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              Lindsay Locasto

              I went to my first yoga class at Yoga 101 with a friend in the fall of 2003 during my senior year of high school. I liked it immediately but didn’t have the discipline to continue practicing until 5 years later when I moved home from college. I thought I needed a way to lose weight and a new hobby, but instead I found a new lifestyle and new friendships at Yoga 101. Yoga has given me strength, confidence, and happiness not only on my mat but in my everyday life. My own transformation is what inspires and creates a fire behind my teaching. I hope to inspire others to find what they need, be it peace, space, strength, or even just a good stretch. No matter what you’re looking for, yoga will teach you to live from within your true self.

              200 Hr RYT Certified

              Baptiste Level 1 Teacher Training

              • April Mitchell-Nading - Yoga 101 Evansville

                April Mitchell-Nading

                I began practicing hot yoga in 2001 at the urging of a friend. I was never athletic or in good shape before hot yoga, and to be honest, I hated my first class. But I kept coming back and in just a couple of weeks noticed a difference in my body and my overall well-being. I think you can say I’m a lifer! I started teaching in 2003.  Yoga has made such a profound change in my life -- I feel like I have to share it with others.

                200 Hr RYT Certified 2006

                Barkan Level 2 certification in 2013

                Baptiste Art of Assisting training in 2014

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                  Gayle Golike

                  My intention when I teach yoga is to guide an experience of connecting heart to mind, mind to breath, breath to body, and then bring awareness to how being that present feels.   My favorite part of teaching is this amazing community and seeing faces of people I enjoy and adore every time I’m in the studio. I especially love seeing a shift in those faces becoming more peaceful, empowered, and ready to go back into their lives as their more authentic selves when they leave the studio.    I love teaching yoga! I am incredibly passionate about bringing yoga as therapy into the healthcare system, and when not working to humanize our healthcare . . . I cherish dinner with my family, a circa 1982-1997 dance party with my husband, being near a cozy fire, a slow meandering walk around our historic neighborhood, and to be always gaining on the dang confines of my own comfort zone.  I was born and raised in Pacific Beach and La Jolla of San Diego. As an adult I have lived in Ann Arbor, Chicago, New York City (Queens and Brooklyn), a cabin on Palomar Mountain, CA, and Seattle. I have lived in downtown Evansville since 2008.  I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from University of Southern Indiana. I am a certified and licensed occupational therapist (OTR/L).  I did my yoga teacher training with Ana Forrest in Seattle in 2004 and I am a certified Forrest Yoga Teacher. I have multiple certifications recognized by Yoga Alliance as a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT), Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hr. (E-RYT 200 hr.), Registered Yoga Teacher 500 hr. (RYT- 500 hr.), and I am a Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider (YACEP) qualified to lead teacher trainings and grant other certified yoga teacher’s continuing education credit or CEU’s.  I’ve also written a few short articles that have been published by Yoga International.   Favorite quote for my students and fellow teachers is by the father of modern yoga- “If you have learnt something really well, then the way you express it will not be the same way learned it.”   ~ Krishnamacharya  Yoga is a living and ever evolving artform, its one purpose is to guide you to you. 

                  • Chrissie Maslan

                    Chrissie Maslan

                    I began practicing in 2001 and instantly loved hot yoga. I have a personal training background and this seemed like a great complement to what I was already doing. I have continued to practice through the years and in between having 5 kids. Although I started practicing for a great workout, it has turned into so much more for me. Yoga is my therapy. It gives me the "me" time that helps to balance and quiet my mind. In 2014 I got my yoga teacher certification to share my love of yoga with others. In my time outside of Yoga 101 I enjoy spending time with my husband and our 5 children.

                    200 Hr CYT Certified

                    • Krissy Hildenbrand

                      Krissy Hildenbrand

                      My interest in yoga began in 2012 when I attended my first yoga class at the University of Southern Indiana. I fell in love with the practice,  but longed for something deeper. A friend of mine told me about an opportunity to become a certified group exercise instructor in the fundamentals of yoga. I completed my certification and began teaching at a local gym in 2013. I attended my first hot yoga class that summer and I was hooked! In 2014, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. Teaching yoga has become a part of who I am because of the incredible impact it has made on my life. Throughout my personal practice I have had moments of feeling powerless, yet through these humbling moments, yoga has taught me that I am stronger mentally, and physically, than my biggest struggles.  Whether it be a challenging asana,  or a challenge in life, yoga has given me a sense of empowerment that I long to share with others. That empowerment has helped me experience joy and gratitude in life, and I want each and every person to experience that same feeling.

                      200 Hr RYT Certified

                      RCertified group exercise instructor in the fundamentals of yoga

                      Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology (Anatomy and physiology, body movement)

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                        Brittany Gribbins

                        I began hot yoga for the first time in 2010 while in Chicago. Earning a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, I continued to delve deeper into studying the movements of the human body while continuing my  vinyasa based practice. I have spent the last two years specializing in rehabilitation of special populations. Moving from Indianapolis to Evansville in 2016, I found the amazing community at Yoga 101 where I began my dream of teaching.

                        200 Hr CYT Certified

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                          Sarah Tevault

                          I began practicing hot yoga in 2012, and instantly fell in love. Noticing the confidence, mindfulness, and the inner peace it created in my own life, I completed my yoga teacher training in 2013, with the Evansville Yoga Center, so I could share the benefits of having a practice. I completed my children’s yoga certification in 2014 with the Youth Yoga School. For me, yoga is an endless resource for my own spiritual development, and a great support to my love of endurance sports.

                          200 Hr RYT Certified

                          Registered Children's Yoga Teacher RCYT

                          • Julie Antey - Yoga 101 Evansville

                            Julie Antey

                            I started practicing yoga and Pilates at my home in 2001, using DVDs. It wasn't until the spring of 2003 that I tried my first "live" class, when my mom finally convinced me to join her at a Bikram hot yoga class. There, I quickly discovered my passion for yoga and specifically the anatomy of yoga practice. I was trained and certified by Jimmy Barkan in the fall of 2003 and immediately began teaching classes. Now, as a wife and busy mom of two sons, I relish any extra time I can spend practicing, studying, and sharing my continued passion for yoga and its many benefits.

                            200 Hr RYT Certified

                            • Kathy Freisinger - Yoga 101 Evansville

                              Kathy Freisinger

                              My husband Gordy and I have two beautiful daughters: one who lives in Arizona, the other in New York. I worked as a nurse and retired a few years ago. I treated myself to a yoga class on my 50th birthday and I’ve been practicing four to five times a week ever since. I began practicing yoga to alleviate my back, shoulder and hip pain from many years of high impact exercise.  I am now pain free, medication free, enjoy my family, and I feel compelled to share my positive yoga experience with others.

                              200 Hr CYT Certified 2006

                              Barkan Level 2 certification in 2013

                              • Sarah Mabis - Yoga 101 Evansville

                                Sarah Mabis

                                I began practicing yoga in 2008, about a year after a close friend bought me a gift certificate for a free class. After the first class, I was hooked and started practicing 3-5 times a week. Yoga changed my life in so many ways. When I am on my mat, I am in my own little perfect world where I feel content being completely myself. All the thoughts and worries of the day disappear. Yoga is a physical and mental practice that changes your body, mind, and spirit. Although you begin to notice the physical changes immediately, the mental and spiritual changes that come with a regular yoga practice are monumental. I am a teacher with EVSC and teach yoga primarily in the summer in my off time.

                                200 Hr RYT Certified

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                                  Stacy Milheiser

                                  I took my first yoga class in the spring of 2004, and came to Yoga 101 after friends encouraged me to try a hot class. It was a whole new experience with the heat, and I fell in love with it immediately! I spent 9 years at Yoga 101 as a student, enjoying the guidance of some of the finest teachers available, before deciding to teach after seeing the need for yoga in areas that didn't have access to quality, experienced teachers. I opened a studio north of Evansville and was able to help a lot of people find their practice. Before I knew it, I was sharing my love of yoga and teaching at 101 with the rest of my yoga family! When people ask me the benefits, I'm the poster child for what it can do for you. I was diagnosed with RA in 2016, and the hot classes are an enormous part of my therapy, helping to manage pain naturally and effectively. If I can help just one person find some peace and relief in any struggle they might experience, then my reason for teaching is clear. LOVE my Yoga 101 family!

                                  200 Hr RYT Certified

                                  Reiki Certified in the Usui Method

                                  Member of the AHHA (American Holistic Health Association)

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                                    Emily Mills

                                    I started my yoga journey with my first class at Yoga 101 in 2006. I arrived to the studio with a mix of excitement, fear, and intimidation but instantly felt welcome.  As a "retired" competitive gymnast and cheerleader I knew that physically I would benefit from hot yoga.  Not only was I blown away immediately from the physical challenges and satisfaction that came with this new experience, I was pleasantly rewarded with the added benefits of mental and emotional piece of mind.  This was a phenomenon that I had only read about, never experienced.  Now, with each class under my belt , I find my self in "my happy place" every time I take my first step into the hot yoga studio as a instructor or a practitioner.  Still today, my favorite class is the 101 sequence, which challenges my flexibility, strength, endurance, balance, and focus.

                                    200 Hr RYT Certified